Woolly Bully-Sam The Sham & Pharaohs.





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Published on Dec 16, 2008

Woolly Bully-Sam The Sham & Pharaohs.Lyrics.As the Pharaohs prepared to write their debut album, lead singer "Sam the Sham" (Domingo Samudio) wanted to write a tribute to the Hully Gully dance. His record label's legal department feared using that title due to the existence of another song with a similar title. The song was given the green light after Sam rewrote the lyrics and replaced "Hully Gully" with "Wooly Bully"

The lyrics of "Wooly Bully" were hard to understand, and some radio stations banned the song. The lyrics describe a conversation between "Hattie" and "Matty" concerning the American Bison and the desirability of developing dancing skills. The warning, "Let's not be L-7's", means "Let's not be squares", from the shape formed by the fingers making an L on one hand and a 7 on the other. Sam the Sham underscores the Tex-Mex nature of the song by counting out the rhythm in Spanish and English, and the characteristic simple organ riffing. According to Sam: "The name of my cat was 'Wooly Bully', so I started from there. The count down part of the song was also not planned. I was just goofing around and counted off in Tex-Mex. It just blew everybody away, and actually, I wanted it taken off the record. We did three takes, all of them different, and they took the first take and released it.

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Matty told Hatty
About a thing she saw
Had two big horns
And a woolly jaw

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Matty told Hatty
Let's dont take no chance
Let's not be L -7s
Come and learn to dance

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Drive Drive Drive

Matty told Hatty
That's the thing to do
Get you someone really
To pull the wool with you

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You got it-you got it-you got it.

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
  • Album

    • Hits of the 60s: Those Were the Days
  • Writers

    • Domingo Samudio
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • WMG (on behalf of BMG Rights Management LLC); Warner Chappell, PEDL, Music Sales (Publishing), CMRRA, UMPG Publishing, Sony ATV Publishing, and 10 Music Rights Societies


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